North Wilkesboro, NC asked in Real Estate Law for North Carolina

Q: If you was given a home to stay in and they said they could never give you the land but I would never be put out

And I have put 15,000 into this home and now a year later my dad's cousin is telling me I have to end of year to be out like is there anything I can do

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Ben Corcoran
Ben Corcoran
  • Yadkinville, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: You can do several things; you can sue to have an injunction issued that would prevent you from being evicted. You would have to convince the judge that you were told this by one of the owners.

The second thing you can do is sue for unjust enrichment, basically saying that you have increased the home's value by $15,000 and it was not intended to be a gift.

I would advise hiring a lawyer to assist you for both of these options, as they are more complicated than the average lawsuit.

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